How an 80-year-old’s obsession with ‘antioxidant’ food ended badly

His kidneys failed after he guzzled almond milk, tomato paste and cocoa powder to prevent cancer
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A health-conscious octogenarian ended up with an acute kidney injury after his antioxidant diet of almond milk, nuts, tomato paste and vitamin C led to a rare case of calcium oxalate nephropathy, US doctors report.

After reading extensively about the role of diet and supplements in helping prevent cancer and treat diabetes, the 81-year-old downed a litre or more of almond milk each day in addition to wheat germ, “many other nuts” and vitamin C, doctors from Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh write.